The Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (AVP-DEI) reports to the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer and serves as a member of the Institute Diversity Equity and Inclusion leadership team. The AVP-DEI supports the execution of the 2030 Strategic Plan vision for DEI, builds necessary relationships to operationalize its goals, and establishes metrics to monitor progress and successful outcomes. (The AVP-DEI may advise as directed faculty development efforts in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum, and scholarship. Works with the Academic leaders to embed equity in faculty evaluation and reviews. Partners with others on campus to strengthen the depth and complexity of teaching and learning about diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with the Institute’s DEI plan. The AVP-DEI works cross-divisionally and collaborates with the ADVANCE professors, other research leaders and faculty, Student Life and Enrollment Management to support diversity and inclusion initiatives for prospective and current students, faculty, and staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
¿ Provide leadership and support to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
¿ Work collaboratively with leadership teams of the six colleges, research institutes and Library to advance strategic priorities and policies related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
¿ Consult on methods for adapting measures as necessary to align college and unit level strategic plan measures.
¿ Create a strong partnership with the Academic leaders to advance the efforts to recruit, support, and retain diverse faculty.
¿ Design, lead and implement programmatic review and assessment processes of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives including climate, culture, and DEI education.
¿ Serve as a member of Institutional committees as assigned
¿ Support highly visible educational and awareness events and activities throughout the year in collaboration with other team leads.
¿ Facilitate community-building while identifying and sustaining allies to support a safe, welcoming, and inclusive campus climate for all students, faculty and staff
¿ May facilitate instruction as approved by the VP_CDO(in partnership with relevant department chair(s) t
¿ Lead consulting and development of grant proposals that support strategic priorities of the Institute’s DEI plan and capitalize on an innovative DEI research agenda.
¿ Maintain inclusive excellence and standards of best practice as outlined by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).
Education and/or Experience
Doctorate or terminal degree in Psychology, Sociology, Policy or related fields field/discipline and at least 5-7 years of experience with institutional leadership, programming, compliance and measurement desired. A strong understanding of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion concepts/issues/research as they apply to higher education and in the pursuit of social justice, showing strong facilitation skills with a proven ability to advance DEI agendas, facilitate conversations around race, gender, sexual identities and other experiences of injustice, inequity, and oppression. An understanding of critical race theory (intersectionality); queer theory; and/or feminist theory. Experience defining and implementing strategy on matters of institutional equity. Strong track record of operationalizing initiatives into concrete working plans. Results and metrics orientation to lead continuous improvement of DEI initiatives.
Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.
Dr. Archie Ervin – [email protected]
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.
This is a non-tenure-track faculty position. Rank is commensurate to experience.